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Three Christian clerics handed 6-years sentences in Iran

Three Christian clerics handed 6-years sentences in Iran

Rights group urges Tehran to free all those 'imprisoned for their faith'

South Korea scraps 'Christmas tree' tower hated by North

South Korea scraps 'Christmas tree' tower hated by North

Government says tower dismantled for 'safety' reasons

Women suffer appalling abuse in China's 'black jails'

Women suffer appalling abuse in China's 'black jails'

Eighty percent of those held in unofficial detention centers are female

Freed Vietnam dissident arrives in US, vows to fight on

Freed Vietnam dissident arrives in US, vows to fight on

Nguyen Van Hai released just weeks after US partly lifts ban on arms sales to Hanoi

Malaysia Islamic authorities probe 'dog patting' event

Malaysia Islamic authorities probe 'dog patting' event

Mingling of man and man's best friend draws ire of clerics

Pakistan suspends anti-government TV channel

Pakistan suspends anti-government TV channel

Latest act of censorship draws condemnation from activists, journalists

Philippine military overruns more Abu Sayyaf camps

Philippine military overruns more Abu Sayyaf camps

At least 12 people believed still being held hostage

Former Myanmar religion minister jailed for 13 years

Former Myanmar religion minister jailed for 13 years

Hsan Sint charged with graft and sedition, though many question the political motives

Tibetan religious leader secretly sentenced to prison

Tibetan religious leader secretly sentenced to prison

Khenpo Kartse handed a two-and-a-half-year jail term

Rights monitor slams 'abuse' of migrant workers in Korea

Rights monitor slams 'abuse' of migrant workers in Korea

Government's 'shameful' work permit system fuels exploitation, says Amnesty International

Laborers abducted, shot dead in southwest Pakistan

Laborers abducted, shot dead in southwest Pakistan

Officials believe killings were ethnically-motivated

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